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PBS
Jan 30, 2013 6:30pm PST
. the economy is barely growing, so the federal reserve says it will keep buying bonds to stimulate growth, and create more jobs. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. facebook's latest earnings beat the street, but while the company saw big gains in mobile ad sales, it's costs also shot up. >> susie: and rim, rolls out the new blackberry 10, a new name, and a new ticker symbol, we look at what's riding on all those bold moves. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the federal reserve said the economy "paused" in recent months, so it's keeping its key interest rate near zero. the decision from policymakers today came on a day of mixed reports about the u.s. economy. on the jobs front, a strong payrolls report showed private employers added 192,000 jobs in january, much more than economists expected. but the commerce department said economic growth, contracted in the last three months of 2012. the g.d.p. shrank by 0.1% the first time that's happened since the financial crisis began. the fed said in its policy statement today that it continues to see "downside risks" to the economy. unemplo
PBS
Feb 2, 2013 12:30pm PST
to last. siemens, answers. >> theu.s.economyinthefourthquarte of. the u.s. economy in the fourth quarter of last year october, november, december contracted by 0. 1%. one-tenth of 1%. it was the first contraction in three years and it rattles financial markets. much of the slippage in gross domestic product, was due to what the u.s. federal reserves describes as quote weather related disruptions and other transitory facts unquote. the central bank is keeping monetary policy on hold. and says n worth of long-term securities a month, until there is a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market. also, the cut back in department of defense outlays, is likely to fuel concerns about the size of a slow down and the full economic fallout of the large quote unquote sequester cuts scheduled for a month from now, the start of march. the president's press secretary said this about the sequester. quote, across-the-board cuts to education, to research and development, would have repeat, would have, damaging effects on our economy and our long-term economic prospects. unquote. a growing
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
that should continue to help the economy. >> reporter: the main reason for optimism: those positive revisions to november and december jobs data. it turns out, the government underestimated how many positions were added by 127,000. it was that miscount that helped push the dow over 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. and, at 14,000 the blue-chip index is about 150 to 200 points away from its all-time high. market pros like wayne kaufman predict new highs for stocks in coming weeks. >> many investors, retail investors, individual investors are reaching the point of recognition where they no longer believe the economy is going to collapse again, or that the stock market is going to collapse again. >> reporter: surely, an improving job market will keep investors jazzed about stocks. to that end, economists expect employers to continue adding about 150,000 jobs a month this year and the unemployment rate to inch lower. >> i think by the end of the year we're probably going to be looking at unemployment rate of 7.5% to 7.4%. certainly not low enough to make the federal reserve happy
PBS
Jan 29, 2013 6:30pm PST
and fives, i think it's going to cause... have many negative effects on the economy. >> reporter: however, if mortgage rates only move up slightly, that's likely to bring more buyers into the market. that's because many people have been waiting on the sidelines for a signal the housing market has bottomed. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> tom: as home prices have risen, so have the stock prices of many home builders, with the stock prices more vulnerable than the housing market. the yellow line, the year-over-year changes in home prices. the blue line, the home builders' stomach exchange traded fund. they move higher before home prices do, and move lower before the prices crack. megan mcgrath is with us tonight. you've looked at this relationship between the actual price of homes and the home building stocks. what does the rally in home building stocks tell you today about home prices in the month ahead. >> it is certainly telling us investors are expecting prices to continue to go up, and to go up quite a bit. prices as well as volume. there is a relationship there, too. we heard so
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 12:00am PST
in this difficult economy you do not cut social security or disability programs. you do not head -- you do not cut medicare or medicaid. if the president were to go forward and say, we are not going to balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable, but we are going to look for hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue from those companies that are stashing their money in the cayman islands or bermuda or other tax havens. we are going to take on hard look at all corporate loopholes. we are going to look at the absurdity of continuing to give tax breaks and subsidies to the largest oil companies, who are enormously profitable. the bottom line is the president should be doing -- it is not hard politics. it is what the american people want. they want jobs. they want infrastructure. people want, in terms of deficit reduction, large corporate. these guys on wall street making huge amounts of money. the american people are pretty clear across the political spectrum that they want those to help us through deficit reduction, not elderly people, not children, not sick people. tavis: agree on the a
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm PST
want the sequester actually to go forward which would put the breaks on the economy at least to an extent and drive more people back into bonds. >> reporter: others say any return to bonds may be short- lived, as the u.s. economy is showing new signs of strength. >> i think we expect more improvements, moderate improvements. but, you know overall that's usually a cause or thought that rates could go higher. and, in that regard it's probably not a market that will have the same sort of returns that we've seen over the past two years. >> reporter: so, it seems most agree the bond market is unlikely to be a cash cow for investors going forward. at the same time, however, worries about a bond market bubble seem unfounded. suzanne pratt, "nightly business report." >> susie: immigration reform takes center stage this week. a group of senate democrats and republicans agreed today on what they called a framework for comprehensive immigration reform. tomorrow, president obama heads to las vegas to give a policy speech on immigration. with washington focused on immigration, citizenship
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm PST
street today, stocks finished lower on mixed news about the economy, and worries about tomorrow's important jobs report. jobless claims rose by 38,000, more than expected. consumer spending rose slightly in december, as personal income climbed 2.6%, the highest increase in eight years, on this last trading day of january, the dow lost almost 50 points, the nasdaq was unchanged, and the s&p fell about four points. despite the sell off today, january was a strong month for stocks. the dow surged 6%, its best january since 1994. a 4% gain on the nasdaq, and the s&p jumped 5%. on wall street, they say a big january for stocks usually means a big year as well, it's called the "january barometer." if stocks follow history, they could be up by 20% or more. will that hold true in 2013? joining us with his thoughts on that, scott wren, senior equity strategist, wells fargo advisors. so scott, are you changing any of your forecasts for this year based on this strong january? >> well, susie, really january has been stronger than what we thought. we've had a 15, 25, year entarget out there
PBS
Feb 4, 2013 6:30pm PST
of fear about inflation. specifically, they worry the federal reserve's efforts to boost the economy will devalue the dollar, so they want to own alternative currencies. but silver doesn't just benefit from safe-haven buying, it's also an industrial commodity. it's used in automobile manufacturing. and many automakers are forecasting increased global demand for new cars and trucks. the big question, of course, is where silver heads from here. from 2001 to 2010, silver moved from about $4 an ounce to $20. but in 2011, prices peaked at nearly $50, but then pulled back. according to a recent survey, precious metals experts think silver will average around 40 dollars an ounce this year, a gain of over 30% from 2012. so what could derail the silver rally? >> silver has been kind of trading between this 28 and 32 level for some time now. and, i think if you find that there is a raise in interest rates to curb inflation, i think you are going to find that's very bearish for silver. >> reporter: another risk is a big rally in the stock market. if investors get more comfortable with risk, the
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 11:05pm PST
more damage to the american economy. >> it was a definite sense that justice backed off. >> did the government fail? >> a number of people told us that you didn't make this a top priority. >> well, i'm sorry that they think that because i made it an incredibly top priority. >> that's lanny breuer, the assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division at the justice department. a week after the frontline report, he stepped down and is now expected to return to private corporate practice, one more government appointee spinning through the lucrative revolving door between washington and wall street. that door could be a big reason why government treats the banks with kid gloves. a man who once worked for citigroup, jack lew, the president's chief of staff, has been picked to be the new treasury secretary. and mary jo white, the newly named head of the securities and exchange commission, is a chief litigator at a top law firm representing big investment banks like morgan stanley. with all this happening, it's time to talk with journalist matt taibbi. you've seen him on o
Search Results 0 to 11 of about 12 (some duplicates have been removed)